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Time for the EU Parliament’s voice to be heard on Japan’s whaling

While the UK EU in/out referendum debate is currently revolving around some polarized views on how long its takes to negotiate new trade deals if the UK leaves the current common market of the European Union, the EU is in negotiations about a new Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Japan. These talks have been dragging…

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Dolphin Drive Hunt Season Nears its end in Taiji

As the month of February comes to an end and another March begins, we hold our collective breath, waiting for a signal that the brutal dolphin drive hunt season has come to an end—at least for this year—and providing an unfortunate opportunity to take stock of the devastating toll these hunts continue to take on…

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Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

Many thanks to all WDC supporters who responded to the Welsh Government consultation on opening up Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation to scallop dredging, and to those who signed our petition. We presented the petition of 27,000 signatories to the Minister for Natural Resources – Carl Sergeant – on the 15th February, just before…

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Hello Spey Bay !

I have been along at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre for the last two days doing some training and it was lovely to be back at beautiful Spey Bay – I forget just what a special place it is. It was great to meet our new team of residential volunteers for 2016 and I hope to see a…

Iceland’s minke whaler vows to continue hunting this year

Whilst fin whales off Iceland have a reprieve from the harpoons this summer, minke whales in those waters are less fortunate as minke whaler, Gunnar Bergmann Jonsson, defiantly declares ‘business as usual’. His company, Hrafnreydur ehf, killed 29 minke whales last year although he could have taken as many as 229 under Iceland’s self-allocated quota,…

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Mayday Monday – Boat Traffic and Noise Pollution

Primary Threat #3: Boat Traffic and Noise Pollution Orcas are acoustic beings, and sound is an indispensable aspect of their daily lives. Vocal communication is particularly advanced for orcas and is an essential element of their complex social structure. Each pod has its own dialect, or “accent” on shared calls within clans, which are similar…